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Pittman Center, Tennessee

A Community Dedicated To Preserving Our Mountain Heritage

Emert's Cove Covered Bridge in Pittman Center


Vision Statement

To create and perpetuate a quality living environment and to encourage quality development that supports that end. To encourage development that supports a tourist-oriented economic base that relates to and magnifies our unique relationship to and with the Great Smoky Mountains.

About Pittman Center, Tennessee

Just minutes away from downtown Gatlinburg nestled in the mountains of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the quaint community of Pittman Center. Pittman Center provides a unique blend of history, culture and natural scenic beauty that captures the imagination. Proud of their mountain heritage, residents work hard to preserve the historic landscape and mountain culture that beckons visitors to come and stay awhile. Time seems to stand still as one ventures forth to rediscover the beauty of the natural surroundings and rich history that defines the Pittman Center experience.

While staying in Pittman Center there is much to do and see including fishing, hiking, swimming, golfing, bird watching, wildlife viewing, visiting the historic City Hall, and strolling across the covered bridge – a little something for everyone. The Greenbrier entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is within city limits and provides additional recreational opportunities for the entire family.



In Accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order No. 16 the Planning Commission meeting that will be held on Monday April 13th, 2020 at 4:30 and the Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting that will be held on Thursday April 16th, 2020 at 4:30 will be held electronically. If you would like to speak at the meeting please contact City Hall at (865) 436-5499 or at mborders@pittmancentertn.gov  prior to 4pm Monday, April the 13th for the Planning Commission meeting and prior to 4pm Tuesday April the 14th for the Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting. At this time citizen comments will be done by phone. Recordings of the meeting will be made available by April 15th for the Planning Commission meeting and April 17th for the Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting. Please contact City Hall at (865) 436-5499 or email us at asutton@pittmancentertn.gov if you have any questions. These measures were taken to ensure the health and safety of our citizens, commissioners, board members, and staff. Thank you for your understanding during this pandemic.



The Town of Pittman Center Maintenance Department will be working on Berry Clark Road Wednesday, April 8th through Saturday April 11th, 2020. Please proceed with caution as they will be installing a new culvert and cleaning out ditches.  ***Weather permitting*** We will update with any changes. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 






After consideration of Executive Order 17 issued by Governor Lee yesterday and for the health and welfare of our residents and employees, the Town of Pittman Center will close public access to Pittman Center City Hall effective immediately (Monday March 23rd). 

All services will continue as normal. We ask that if you have business to conduct with City Hall please call us at (865) 436-5499 or email us at asutton@pittmancentertn.gov for assistance.  City Hall will remain available 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday by phone and email. 

We apologize for any inconvenience. 


As we work together to reduce the transmission of the COVID-19 virus and protect those we love, our local officials have reactivated the Mountain Tough website to share up-to-date information to assist Sevier County’s citizens, employees and businesses. Check out these resources at:  www.MountainTough.org .


Town of Pittman Center Citizens,

The Town of Pittman Center has partnered with Hills Creek Baptist Church, Burnett Memorial United Methodist Church, and the Church at Pittman Center to provide services for those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you know of another community organization that would like to partner with us please reach out to us!

Who is it for?

If you, a resident of the Town of Pittman Center, are in a higher risk population (as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) for the COVID-19 virus and have no one that can assist you in obtaining essential items such as food, hygiene products, or medicine (if it is a medicine that can be picked up by another individual) during this pandemic.

If you, a resident of the Town of Pittman Center, have become unemployed or suffered a loss of income due to the COVID-19 virus and need assistance to obtain food and hygiene products during this pandemic.

How does it work?

  1. Call Pittman Center City Hall at (865) 436-5499 8am-4pm Monday-Friday or email us at asutton@pittmancentertn.gov.
  2. You will give us your name, address, contact information, general needs, and give us permission to share this information with our partnered Community Organizations.
  3. Town of Pittman Center Staff will provide this information to Community Organizations.
  4. A member of these Community Organizations will contact you and discuss how they can assist you in obtaining these products.
  5. Community Organizations will drop the products off at your residence (on your porch or in another way to avoid contact) and disinfect the products.

It’s that simple!


Please remember this program is only for those who are in a higher risk population as defined by the CDC for the COVID-19 virus and have no other way (family, friends, etc.) to obtain essentials or for those, of any population, who have suffered unemployment and loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and can no longer provide essential items for themselves or their family.


Thank you for being a part of the Pittman Center community and coming together during this pandemic!


-The Town of Pittman Center Board of Mayor and Aldermen and Town Staff



ATTENTION: Do not respond to emails that appear to be from Pittman Center City Hall, that do not end in .gov, all of our correspondence will come from a  .gov email address. If you are unsure about an email that has any form of Pittman Center City Hall’s name you may call us to confirm the email. 865-436-5499 


We are pleased to announce the long awaited book by Glenn Cardwell is here! The book will be a beautiful addition to anyone’s library! Books are available to purchase at the Pittman Center City Hall for $25.00.



To address the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, a request form must be filled out and submitted no later than the Tuesday prior to the Meeting. Forms can be found on this site under: 

Government/Printable Forms/ Citizen Comment Request

You may also call City Hall at 865-436-5499 to request a Citizen Comment Request Form. 


Planning Commission meeting will be held ELECTRONICALLY  for Monday, April 13, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Instructions for viewing and participating coming soon.


Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting will be held ELECTRONICALLY  for Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Instructions for viewing and participating coming soon.


In the abundance of caution and the adherence to CDC guidelines, Pittman Center Heritage Day 2020 has been cancelled. We feel that this is the best decision for our Town. 

We look forward to our 30th Annual Pittman Center Heritage Day in the Spring of 2021, where our community will gather again to celebrate our heritage with our neighbors. 


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